Hi there, this is Grace and welcome to Sensitive Communication Tips. So today’s video is all about Sharing Ideas in your communication. And as you can see, I have a sunflower on my shirt. And that’s why I’m stepping away a little bit today. And there’s a reason for that. So before I talk about or get into the tips of sharing your ideas in communication, I wanted to start with this analogy first.
So when you’re thinking about planting, in this case, a sunflower, you’re going to start off with having a seed. And you’re going to take all the necessary actions to plant the seed so that you can grow the sunflower. So you have the seed, you know, you want to grow the sunflower, so you got the sunflower seed, you planted it into nice soil, you’re watering it, you’re making sure it has enough sunlight, and then hopefully, the sunflower will then grow. Now, you know, in some situations, you might take good care of the soil, you take care of everything, you do all the necessary actions, but perhaps either the sunflower might grow short, or it might not grow at all. And in some situations, some plants and I’m not sure how fast sunflowers grow. But I know like in the case of a bamboo, it takes about five years for the bamboo to start to sprout, till you start to see the little leaves of it. So that’s the idea of planting and growing, say, a plant, and in this case, a sunflower. So now let us stepping closer so you can see me. And it’s the same kind of idea as the idea.
So you know, think about how many ideas may have popped into your head, right? Your mind is like your garden, and you’re not going to plant every idea that comes into your mind. But you– so you’re gonna pick and choose the ideas that you will like, for the idea to grow and become fruitatious. So you have the idea. And you plant the idea that you want in your mind, which is in this case, your garden. And then you start to do all the necessary actions, strategies, whatever it might be, to help the idea grow and become a reality. And in some cases, you might do everything correct and do all the necessary steps. But the idea might be very small, or it may not come into reality. It’s up to you whether or not you want to share your ideas. And just knowing that, in some cases, when you share an idea, you’re going to get feedback. And some of those feedback might be negative. And some of those feedback might be positive, as well as– as you’re doing the process of making your reality or making your idea become a reality. Then you’re also receiving feedback of what’s working and not working at the same time.
So as you are working through the process of the idea, and you’re gaining these feedback, sometimes because the feedback might be negative, just, you know, to help to think about it as I did, you know, brainstorming and everything. And that aspect, don’t try to put all of the process and everything into a negative pot, where then you just say, “Well, I’m just gonna give up on this idea, because obviously, it’s not going to work,” right? So if you’re aware of like the three monkeys where they have like, “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” I like to use that same type of concept or that– those tips into sharing your idea. And again, whether or not you share your idea to others, you are still always gaining feedback as you’re working through the process. And just realize that some of the steps you do may not help with the idea of becoming a reality. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a stupid step, or that you have a stupid idea. So think of all your ideas as brainstorming. And don’t think of it as you know, “oh, this is a stupid or idiotic idea.” So this is where I like to say when– when it comes to ideas, there are the idea of see no stupid, hear no stupid and speak no stupid, right? I like to say all ideas are just brainstorming. There are no stupid ideas, there might be some ideas that are a bit risky and a bit dangerous. However, if you ask the right questions, you might be able to then counteract and figure out what the safety measures might be.
But if the idea doesn’t come into reality at all, it was never the fact that the idea was stupid. It might just be the fact that, in this case, the idea just was not meant for you. And perhaps a new idea comes along, and is a better one. So again, with any ideas with any planning process, again, it’s come with a mindset that it’s all brainstorming. It’s not about hearing stupid, speaking stupid or seeing stupid. There’s no– again, no such thing as stupid ideas. No such thing as hearing stupid ideas, and no such thing as seeing stupid ideas. It’s all about feedback and working through it. So whatever you can do to help the idea become a reality. And if we can all do that cooperatively, think of how many ideas we can get out there that would benefit others and yourself. And again, if there’s some danger involved or risk involved, well, these are certainly the time to ask some questions, so that you can figure out a way of making it safer.
So I hope you found this to be helpful. Please feel free to share any of your suggestions regarding to sharing your ideas, would love to hear any comments or suggestions that you have. All I ask is that you be respectful, kind and supportive.
If you would like to know more about me and what I do, please feel free to visit my website at Grace SOULutions.com, that’s GraceSOULutions.com. And I look forward to seeing you here again next time at Sensitive Communication Tips. Bye for now. Take care!